When presenting pictures in a blog or on a website they are viewed by the reader in a browser. The photos are rarely shown full-screen. As the page is opened there is a short delay for the pictures to download. Depending on the users Internet connection speed and the number and size of images, this may be just a moment or it can be an annoying wait. There is some control we can exercise to minimize this time. Fewer and smaller pictures is one way, but even without compromising the look and content there are some steps to improve the presentation. Before I explain my approach, take a look at this photo:

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If you have not already done so, click on the image for a larger size view. The photo on this page is not of bad quality, is it? I don’t mean artistic quality, but how well detail and colors are rendered on the page. A bit of explanation for my less knowledgeable readers: To show a picture in a browser window, that picture has to be downloaded from some server on the web, and possibly rescaled, before it can be displayed. It stands to reason that this can be done faster for a smaller file size. More »

Most of us play computer games now and then for some entertainment but some of us are truly passionate about gaming. We have earlier reviewed about Game Booster beta 3 which has captivated many gamers. Now, Game Booster Version2 has launched to take the gaming experience to the next level.

Game Boosterv2 is designed to help optimize your PC for smoother and more responsive game play in the latest PC games.

It is supported by Windows 2000, xp, vista and 7 and must require DVD or CD-ROM drive for installation. It is compatible with PunkBuster, Cheating-Death, VAC, and any other anti-cheat software.

It basically works by updating hardware drivers, downloading essential gaming tools, tweaking system settings for gaming, defragmenting game directories, temporarily shutting down background processes, cleaning RAM, and intensifying processor performance. More »

Experience in technology and a track record in the industry are the two things that best recommend Microsoft to serve the needs of educational organizations, in the view of the company. The software giant is offering a new resource available free of charge designed to underline the importance of including technology into the educational process. The Windows 7 Optimized Desktop for Education Ebook is available online, but users will need Silverlight in order to access the contents, as Microsoft has leveraged its alternative to Adobe Flash in order to bring the resource to the public. Of course, Windows 7 is at the core of the Redmond company’s Optimized Desktop for Education vision.

Microsoft is essentially inviting educators to transform desktop infrastructure, as they are constantly pressured to do more with less resources. In this sense, Information technology needs to be enabling, efficient and responsible while driving productivity, collaboration and delivering flexibility. More »

Most existing 16-bit and MS-DOS-based programs were originally written for Windows 3.0 or Windows 3.1. Windows 7 runs these older programs using a virtual machine that mimics the 386-enhanced mode used by Windows 3.0 and Windows 3.1. Unlike on other recent releases of Windows, on Windows 7 each 16-bit and MS-DOS-based application runs as a thread within a single virtual machine. This means that if you run multiple 16-bit and MS-DOS-based applications, they all share a common memory space. Unfortunately, if one of these applications hangs or crashes, it usually means the others will as well.

You can help prevent one 16-bit or MS-DOS-based application from causing others to hang or crash by running it in a separate memory space. To do this, follow these steps: More »

Windows allows you to use scaling to increase the size of text and other items on the screen. When you use scaling in this way, Windows magnifies the size of text and UI elements to the scale you choose. Each account on a computer has a separate setting for scaling.

You can specify the scaling to use for text and UI elements by following these steps:

1. In Control Panel, click Appearance And Personalization.

2.Under the Display heading, click Make Text And Other Items Larger Or Smaller.

3.The default scaling options allow you to choose a 100-percent scale (the default), a 125-percent scale, or a 150-percent scale. To use one of these scaling options, make a selection, and then click Apply. More »